ERIC Number: ED203769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. Volume V: Educational Environment Technical Panel.
Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville Md. Office of Graduate Medical Education.
Part 5 of a seven-volume report made by Graduate Medical Educational Advisory Committee (GMENAC) on the relationship between the education environment and specialty and subspecialty career choices is presented. After background information, Section 2 examines such conceptual and methodological issues as boundaries of the educational environment, specialty preferences vs. specialty choices vs. specialty attainment, timing of specialty preference formation and choice, aggregating or grouping specialties, input-output analyses, and the interrelationships among specialty and other career choices. In a third section on physician specialty choice literature (does it indicate possible mechanisms for modifying specialty distribution via the educational environment?) admission/student characteristics and institutional environment influences are discussed. The final section offers several recommendations such as: the applicant pool must be broadened with regard to students' individual characteristics and to reduce the financial barriers to medical education which limit diversity; undergraduate medical education must be broad-based; the first year of graduate medical education should be a broad-based clinical experience to serve as the foundation for further specialty training; and programs of loans and scholarships should be expanded. Extensive references are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Advisory Committees, Career Choice, College Applicants, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Females, Graduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Students, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Position Papers, Specialization, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-022-00728-2, $3.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville Md. Office of Graduate Medical Education.